The Syma S107 helicopter delivers stable, indoor flying fun in the palm of your child’s hand – for under $50!
In 1671, Italian astronomer Giovanni Cassini discovered Iapetus, Saturn’s most distant moon, and correctly surmised that it was tidally locked to the planet, always showing one light and one dark face. Now, as the Cassini space mission to Saturn returns more data, it Iapetus is showing a new feature – a ridge covering 75% of its equatorial surface.
The Royal Mint has revealed its new limited-edition £5 coin with the supposed likeness of Prince William and his bride-to-be, Kate Middleton. You can pay from £10 ($16.30) for a cupro-nickel coin up to and between £1,550 ($2480) for the solid gold coin. Will future value of these coins be affected by the likeness of the images to the Prince and his betrothed?
Cutting back on dairy products was the medical advice of the last two decades. It was recommended to stave off everything from extra pounds to coronary heart disease. But recently, researchers are finding that maybe it was not such hot advice - not for losing weight, not for heart disease, and now... not for those at risk for diabetes.
Whether you're bringing home a new pet this season or just trying to calm down the ones that are already stressed out by guests, new no-no's, or just your own anticipation, there's a remedy to the rescue!
There's nothing out of bounds for the heralded British designer of wry - SUCK UK. (Yes, wry did just become a noun.) So it should not be a surprise that the company pokes fun not only at the British favorite pass time (Will you have a cup of tea, dear?), but at the traditional sweet, flowery, prim tea cozy.
The incidence of autism increased by 57 percent between 2002 and 2007, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Several recent studies have shown that environmental pollution is tied to that increase. The newest one, to be published in Environmental Health Perspectives, reports that mothers living close to highly trafficked freeways are twice as likely to give birth to autistic babies than mothers who do not.
One inventor, Andrew Lewis of Harlem, has come up with a way to keep the eyesore saggies above the butt. It was a trend many of us hoped would go away, but it has actually caught 'on fire' in urban neighborhoods. Saggy pants. The fat workman's 'crack,' so often hyperbolized as the height of grossness, is now considered fashion among school kids and even those in their twenties!
Bicycles are usually pretty straightforward. They get you from point a. to point b. with two wheels, a pair of pedals, a few gears and a chain.
Not these bikes. These bikes each feature at least one totally different function that sets them apart from every other 10-speed, commuter and mountain bike.
This past January performance body suits were banned from swimming competitions, leaving many competitors spineless... in a way.
Your power strip has six power outlets, but strangely, you cannot insert more than three or four power plugs at a time. The outlets are all meant for the standard two or three pronged plug, but as we know there are any number of adapters that depend on electric power, and they take up a lot more room than a regular lamp plug. With 709 inventors contributing, Quirky's Pivot Power creates an elegant solution.
Certain pets take so much of our time and energy that when a friend has a pet, one of the gift giving considerations is his or her preoccupation (some call it love) with that pet. Then there are those whose greater interest is with wildlife and the animals only found in the wild, with the exceptions residing in zoos. Here are some new ideas for holiday gifts for the pet and animal loving human adults and kids in your life.
Some years ago a friend sent me a 'tart warmer'' for Christmas. Tarts in this context are like mini candles, but they don't have candle wicks. They are not meant to be burned directly, but warmed by another heating element, like a tea light or light bulb. And boy, does a tart warmer emit fragrance! Candle burning doesn't compare!
Raising expectations for a time in the not-so-distant future that same sex human couples may be able to have their own genetic children, reproductive specialists at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas published their work assisting this procedure in male mice.
Want the time? Read my eyes.
Just what you need... a sarcastic clock. Well, it's here and you can leave it to Suck UK to bring it to you.
Here's one difference between dog and cat lovers. Cat lovers love cats; dog lovers love specific breeds of dogs. Generalization? Well, that's what calendar publishers are telling us, because they print far more breed specific calendars about dogs than cats. I sent my dog Coca out digging for the doggone delightful ones and he came back with some - very proud of himself.
Some of us are very sentimental about our wall calendars and end up keeping them for years. Perhaps that's why we spend a bit of time searching for a special one that "clicks." Whether you are buying a calendar for yourself or someone else (hint: great Christmas gift), I've hand-picked 10 that express the various ways some may like to start the next decade.
The guilt goes on year after year. Do you buy a real tree or bring the plastic one down from the attic. Hmm. That plastic one is so tacky and it's not like it fools anyone. Why pretend? Michelle Weingeist has solved the problem elegantly with the sustainable aluminum spiral Christmas tree she named Tannenboing that doesn't pretend to be a real tree.
Goodies and gadgets for the later-aged this Christmas... We have twelve, one for each day of Christmas and you can take your pick of your favorite 8 for Hanukkah gifts. You'll have to judge which are the best for your boomer and senior relatives; we don't all age gracefully.
They’re called Beyblades, and for those that aren’t in the know, they’re essentially a modern version of spinning tops. Now, they come with their own arena for holiday battling action.
Sure, it sounds like a type of noodle, but the Roku is in fact one of the most compact and best-reviewed streaming video players currently on the market. Oh, and now it comes with 1080p capabilities.
Video conversion is a great idea, but so few of us actually take the time to get it done after the tapes have been recorded or the DVDs burned. Fortunately, the Universal Video Converter from Vupoint is here to help.
It's the Holidays, 2010. We're stretching it to buy gifts for only the most special in our lives, and the gifts will be more personal, more meaningful, than years past, because we are stretching and our giftees know that. This year I found a range of new design gifts for those special people - the fun, the funky, the fanciful, and the functional. You'll find something for your special ones, without busting your budget.
From Crayola, maker all things coloring comes the Crayola Crayon Maker, a way to create crazy new color combinations from discarded crayon bits.